innovAGEING coordinates a community of practice for age services innovators, showcases examples of innovation in our industry, and celebrates age services innovation through a national awards program. Open to all individuals and organisations, the aim of the network is to foster and promote innovative, consumer-centric solutions to meet the increasingly complex needs of older Australians.

Digital design and technology meets aged care innovation

innovAGEING partners with KontentLabs to foster open innovation

For further information please browse the innovAGEING website or visit

To express interest in joining the network, please contact Merlin Kong, Principal Advisor—Innovation on (02) 6230 1676 or merlink@lasa.asn

Merlin has held innovation advisory roles with both start-ups and institutions, and actively volunteers his time mentoring young entrepreneurs. He is pursuing innovation studies at Stanford University, and has taught innovation and entrepreneurship, and business development strategy at the Australian National University.

Merlin’s previous roles include Executive Director at Community Services #1, Executive Director at the ACT Property Council, and Policy Strategy Director and Senior Adviser to various MLAs in the ACT Legislative Assembly.